mixing Bantam chicks with standard chicks?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelley8971, May 20, 2010.

  1. shelley8971

    shelley8971 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if i can mix my 12 hour old bantam chicks with my 10 day old standard chicks? I have 2 bantam chicks that hatched out 12 hours ago. Im not sure if i can mix them with the standard breed. Quit a difference in size. I would hate to see the little ones get hurt or stepped on by a bigger one.
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Being that your standards are 10 days old, I wouldn't. If the bantams were the older ones, I wouldn't see a problem. I have my older banties in with my younger standards. Of course now, the standards are as big as the banties. Banties are 5 weeks, standards are 2.



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    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  3. Manda0227

    Manda0227 Songster

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    I wouldn't.. Thats why I have 2 brooders set up right now, looking into making a 3rd until they can go outside in the coop.. Which is my favorite part of raising chicks I've discovered!
     
  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I don't have any problems with my bantams but the little ones out number the big ones.
     
  5. shelley8971

    shelley8971 In the Brooder

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    Well i decided to make a 3rd brooder. Seems to be the best choice. I have 6 week olds in one. 11 day olds in another and my 2 baby bantams in their own brooder. Looks like everone is happy [​IMG] Thanks to everyone for your help [​IMG]
     

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